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Make money from the metals mining boom in Latin America
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Make money from the metals mining boom in Latin America

Covid-19 has hit Latin America harder than any other. But the continent's highly competitive mining sector looks poised to profit handsomely over the …
23 Oct 2020
Why Warren Buffett now likes gold
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Why Warren Buffett now likes gold

Warren Buffett, who has has long ridiculed gold as a non-productive asset, now thinks it is set to shine, after buying shares in miner Barrick Gold.
20 Aug 2020
Why Warren Buffett’s purchase of Barrick shares is such a big deal for gold-mining stocks
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Why Warren Buffett’s purchase of Barrick shares is such a big deal for gold-mining stocks

Warren Buffett has bought half a billion dollars’ worth of shares in gold miner Barrick. That’s a big deal, says Dominic Frisby. We could be at the be…
19 Aug 2020
Gold hits the big $2,000 level – are Aim miners about to play catch up?
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Gold

Gold hits the big $2,000 level – are Aim miners about to play catch up?

With the price of gold shooting through $2,000 an ounce, the yellow metal looks unstoppable. Things are so bullish, even Aim-listed junior gold miners…
5 Aug 2020
Hang onto your gold miners – this boom has further to go
Excavator filling a dump truck at a gold mine
Gold

Hang onto your gold miners – this boom has further to go

The gold price is heading for new highs, and it’s taking gold mining stocks with it. Indeed, says Dominic Frisby, the boom is just getting started. Ge…
15 Jul 2020
Do you own shares in Sirius Minerals? Here’s what you need to do now
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Do you own shares in Sirius Minerals? Here’s what you need to do now

Mining giant Anglo American has proposed a cash takeover of Yorkshire-based minnow Sirius Minerals. Unhappy shareholders must decide whether to accept…
20 Feb 2020
Diamonds lose their shine for investors
Commodities

Diamonds lose their shine for investors

Diamond miners are in dire straits. The $90bn market is being squeezed by demand and supply problems and faces a long-term threat from manufactured ge…
6 Dec 2019

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Ready to motor: it’s platinum’s turn to shine
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Ready to motor: it’s platinum’s turn to shine

Palladium and rhodium have outstripped platinum in the past few years. But thanks to the advent of fuel-cell cars, that could soon change, says Domini…
7 Nov 2019
Ecuador’s El Dorado: be brave and beat the crowd to the boom
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Ecuador’s El Dorado: be brave and beat the crowd to the boom

Ecuador is finally set to cash in on its vast metals deposits. The domestic political backdrop has stabilised and international investors are beginnin…
24 Oct 2019
The cycles in the metals market: when will zinc and copper shine?
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The cycles in the metals market: when will zinc and copper shine?

The prices of two of the world’s most important industrial commodities have slipped over the past few years. Dominic Frisby assesses the outlook and e…
3 Oct 2019
The lure of Latin America: get set for a new mining boom
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The lure of Latin America: get set for a new mining boom

Latin America has long been fertile, yet dangerous territory for mining investors. But now the legal backdrop is improving and the prospects for the r…
27 Jun 2019
Gold mining stocks will soon shine
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Gold mining stocks will soon shine

The history of gold mining is so littered with stories of reckless optimism, fraud and ruin that the sector is often ignored. Yet investing in gold mi…
9 Apr 2019
Gold giant Barrick gets greedy
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Gold giant Barrick gets greedy

Canada’s Barrick Gold gobbled up a rival just weeks ago, and now wants to take over another. Does the deal stack up? Matthew Partridge reports.
28 Feb 2019
The conditions are ripe for a spike in the price of this metal – here’s how to invest
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The conditions are ripe for a spike in the price of this metal – here’s how to invest

Zinc is in short supply. And that could mean a big price rise. Dominic Frisby looks at the fundamentals, and picks some of the best ways to invest.
23 Jan 2019
Good news for gold mining investors – merger mania is gripping the sector
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Good news for gold mining investors – merger mania is gripping the sector

Newmont Mining is merging with Goldcorp to become the world’s largest gold miner. Dominic Frisby looks at what it mean for the sector, and for investo…
15 Jan 2019
Barrick and Randgold: a mega merger in gold
Commodities

Barrick and Randgold: a mega merger in gold

Canada’s Barrick Gold and London-based Randgold Resources are tying the knot. Why now, and will the deal prove a success?
28 Sep 2018
We’ve just seen the biggest merger deal in gold mining history
Commodities

We’ve just seen the biggest merger deal in gold mining history

Gold miner Barrick’s buyout of Randgold Resources is good for both companies and the wider mining sector, says Dominic Frisby. But Randgold’s sharehol…
25 Sep 2018
The most-hated metal in the world is due a comeback
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The most-hated metal in the world is due a comeback

During the commodities boom, uranium was the bubbliest metal of them all – but the price of the nuclear fuel has collapsed, alongside support for nucl…
5 Jul 2018
Profit from mining euphoria
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Profit from mining euphoria

The BlackRock World Mining Trust has been on a roller-coaster ride, but is recovering well, says Max King.
25 May 2018
Why gold is a better bet than gold miners
Gold

Why gold is a better bet than gold miners

Mining stocks are traditionally a leveraged bet on the gold price. But that no longer seems to be true. Dominic Frisby explains why gold itself is now…
18 Apr 2018
This stealth bull market is still in its early stages
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This stealth bull market is still in its early stages

The mining sector has performed extremely well in recent months, even as investors worry about the state of the wider market. But, asks John Stepek, c…
5 Sep 2017
How to profit from the mundane metals miners
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How to profit from the mundane metals miners

A decade-long mining boom has ended. A lack of discoveries today means a shortfall – and price rises – tomorrow. Zinc and lead may not seem thrilling,…
18 Aug 2017